I. Gay Spirits: Full Company
II. Powerhouse: Couple
III. Sexe: Couple and Quartet, Old Man
IV. Istanbul (Not Constantinople): Quartet and Old Man
V. You’re the Top: Couple
VI. Foolin’ Around: Old Man
VII. Spring, Sprang, Sprung: Robinson, Malone, Howard, Stanton, Franke, Rivera and Stahl
VIII. Satan Takes a Holiday: Company
IX. Sleep Walk: Couple
X. Ain't That a Kick in the Head: Couple, Quartet, Trio
Taking its name from the famous highway, “66” is an intentionally kitschy portrait of America and its driving culture. The choreography is lighthearted and athletic. Caricatures of roadside personalities – a trio of mechanics, young lovers from a small town – cavort with a dancer encased in a foam Pirelli tire.
In 1996, after nearly ten years of freelance choreography, Tharp put together a new company of dancers. “66” was one of the first three works she created for them.
Company dancers in an excerpt from "Ain't That a Kick in the Head."
"Bachelor-pad music by Esquivel and others"
1. Gay Spirits
Written and Performed by David Rose and His Orchestra
From the album "Holiday For Strings"
Released by Capitol Records - 1967
Composed by Raymond Scott
Released by Warner Bros - 1937
by Line Renaud
From the album "Au Casino de Paris Dans Plaisirs"
Released by Pathé - 1959
4. Istanbul (Not Constantinople)
Composed by Nat Simon
Lyrics by Jimmy Kennedy
Performed by The Four Lads
Released as a single by Columbia Records - 1953
5. You’re the Top
By Cole Porter
From the film "Anything Goes" - 1943
6. Foolin’ Around
Written by Juan Garcia Esquivel
Performed by Esquivel and His Orchestra
From the album Strings Aflame
Released by RCA/Victor - 1959
7. Spring, Sprang, Sprung
Written by Jack Fascinato and K. Snyder
Performed by Jack Fascinato
From the album "Music From The Surplus Store"
Released by Capitol Records - 1959
8. Satan Takes a Holiday
Written by Larry Clinton - 1973
9. Sleep Walk
Written by Santo Johnny and Ann Farina
Performed by Santo & Johnny
Released as a single by Candian-American Records - 1959
10. Ain't That A Kick In The Head?
Written by Jimmy Van Heusen
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Performed by Dean Martin
From the film "Ocean's 11" - 1960
Performed by David Rose and His Orchestra